Saturday, March 24, 2012

Sugar Creek Hollow Challenge

Hello, and Welcome to another Sensational Saturday at Sugar Creek Hollow
We want you to make vintage, shabby chic or primitive cards...with the theme "STEAMPUNK" ..
ok, now THIS is a challenge! and that's one of the things I love about Sugar Creek Hollow...

I had never done one before and had to go see what I could find on this...
here you go...
from Wikepedia...Steampunk is a genre which came into prominence during the 1980s and early 1990s and incorporates elements of science fiction, fantasy, alternate history, horror, and speculative fiction. It involves a setting where steam power is widely used ... Steampunk is most directly influenced by, and often adopts the style of, the 19th century scientific romances of Jules Verne, H.G. Wells, and Mary Shelley. 

AHA! light bulb moment..now I understand the Steampunk Paper I bought from Graphic 45....bought it because I liked the colors... didn't understand any of the images LOL

Done completely using only Graphics 45 - Steampunk Debutante Collection designer paper and my own computer generated sentiment....lightly sponged with Ranger's Distress Rusty Hinge. Used Spellbinders "Twisted Metal Tags/Accents", cardstock is SU's Bashful Blue and pearls done with Viva's Gold Pearl Pen....

Hope you decide to try this "thinking outside the box" challenge...for more inspiration pop over and check out the Design Team - their creations are awesome!!!

Cant believe I did a "Steampunk" card LOL...especially since I had never heard of it before this challenge!!!!

hugs,

18 comments:

The Other Patti Sue said...

Thanks for the explanation... never really understood it myself! Your card is amazing! I too love the colors!

Betty Benton said...

So glad you added the definition! Your card is totally wonderful and I hope that I'll be able to come up with something to fit this challenge!

Alyce said...

Wow Linda I love this! Beautiful details and love the colour tones and layout :)

Lori Stokes Wright said...

I just love your sentiment, Linda. I haven't even tried Steam Punk, you are doing a great job at it though!!!

Sandy said...

I am impressed - so artsy!!!! Love the sentiment too!
Sandy

Conniecrafter said...

very cool, turned out terrific!

Daniele said...

Just love these papers, lovely colours and images fabbie card
hugs

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

absolutely gorgeous!

hugs :)

Olga said...

absolutley gorgeous, I love your explaining!

Barb said...

Linda, this is gorgeous! I have tried steampunk but it just doesn't turn out right. You have inspired me with the beautiful papers. I have some Tim Holtz stamps that would be perfect so maybe I'll give it a try.

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Look at you doing the Steampunk thing! Proud of you and really glad to to have the total defination, cause I was kind of lost on what fit and what didn't. Love it!

Shelly Schmidt said...

I just cannot seem to make Steampunk- you did a fabulous job- love the gold pearly accents!

Melina said...

Gorgeous! Love the pearls :)

Becky said...

wow Linda, this is gorgeous. Wonderful colors and details.

Patricia St Martin said...

WOW!!! Totolly awesome. I know a little about that time in history not that I understand it but if you keep with the elements you are pretty safe. Thanks for the information that was great. I think you hit it on the nose and did a great job.
Hugs my friend

Patti P. said...

Well, didn't you just home run this one!! Lucky you with those gorgeous papers and your sentiment is fab. This would be a great graduation card.
Love those liquid? pearls!!
hugs.
ps, we had a wonderful time away.

redwasher1 said...

Stunning! I don't know how you do it!!! Come up with such terrific ideas and they all come out so beautiful!!!

Penny said...

Way cool! Never heard of it before, (I am a bit behind the times), but I love it!
Hugs,
Penny

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